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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Funeral Payments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216270, whether the average payment made by the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme is intended to cover the whole cost of a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral; by what methodology he has assessed the total cost of such a funeral; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 220516 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
answer text <p /> <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment has from its creation, as the claim form and guidance makes clear, provided help towards the cost of funerals for eligible claimants. This includes those necessary costs of burial or cremation, which will be met in full and a significant contribution of up to £700 towards other costs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
172933
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment of proposed changes to the widowed parent's allowance; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
tabling member printed
Katy Clark more like this
uin 220244 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
answer text <p /> <p>Bereavement benefits including Widowed Parent’s Allowance will be replaced by Bereavement Support Payment from April 2017. Those already in receipt of the existing benefit will not be affected by the change.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>An impact assessment was published in April 2014: “Replacement of existing Bereavement Benefits for New Claims from April 2017 – Bereavement Benefits for the 21<sup>st</sup> Century (in Great Britain)”</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311318/pensions-act-ia-annex-d-bereavement-support-payment.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311318/pensions-act-ia-annex-d-bereavement-support-payment.pdf</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-16T14:01:49.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-16T14:01:49.057Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1590
label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
171228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of annual expenditure on housing benefit is allocated to the costs of administering that benefit. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 219154 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p /> <p>DWP has contributed £304m to the costs of local authorities administering Housing Benefit for 2015/16. The amount allocated to local authorities for more financial years can be found in the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-for-local-authorities-subsidy-circulars" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-for-local-authorities-subsidy-circulars</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T10:14:48.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:14:48.693Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
173254
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Innovation Fund more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has issued guidance on the evaluation of Innovation Fund projects to support separated families. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 220471 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
answer text <p /> <p>DWP officials work closely with all Innovation Fund projects as they deliver their services for separated families and collect relevant data for use in evaluation. The methodology of the formal evaluation will be agreed between DWP and the external evaluator with support from suppliers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T11:46:21.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T11:46:21.297Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
173248
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have appealed against child maintenance decisions since the introduction of the mandatory reconsideration period. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 220436 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
answer text <p /> <p>For cases managed by the Child Support Agency (1993/2003 Schemes) figures on the number of people who have appealed against child maintenance decisions since the introduction of mandatory reconsideration is published in table 18 (page 46) of the latest <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-statistics-september-2014" target="_blank">Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics</a>, which contains data up to September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We are not yet in a position to release full statistics on the 2012 Scheme, administered by the Child Maintenance Service, but when system data become available and fully assured they will be released as part of a managed process, which will be pre-announced and in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-16T14:11:10.843Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-16T14:11:10.843Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
173501
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who will reach state pension age within 12 months from the start of the single tier pension who will be eligible to receive state pension at the full rate; and what proportion of the total number of recipients those people will be. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Gregg McClymont more like this
uin 220631 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
answer text <p /> <p>I will respond to the Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 220632 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-16T14:54:22.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-16T14:54:22.47Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3949
label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
173259
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the £2,000 tax free childcare allowance is available to those on universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 220463 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
answer text <p /> <p>In 2013 Budget, the Government announced a new childcare scheme called Tax-Free Childcare to provide further support for working families who do not receive Universal Credit. Tax-Free Childcare will offer working families, where neither parent is an additional rate tax payer, 20% support towards qualifying childcare costs – the equivalent of basic tax relief.</p><p> </p><p>Childcare support is offered to parents on Universal Credit as part of a welfare system designed to make sure that work pays for those who need the most support. Childcare costs are taken into account in calculating working parents’ Universal Credit awards, and it is therefore right that a parent in receipt of Universal Credit cannot receive support under this scheme at the same time. The new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will support families as they increase their income and, for the first time, families can be sure that support for childcare costs will be available as they move off benefits altogether.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst parents can only receive support from one scheme at any time, where families are eligible for both they will have the freedom to choose the scheme which best meets their needs and will be able to move freely between schemes when they experience a relevant change in circumstances. Draft guidance for parents on Tax-Free Childcare has already been published online for consultation.</p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T12:10:13.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T12:10:13.293Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
171235
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of parents in the survey conducted by his Department of parents' contact with the Child Maintenance Options Service between February 2013 and March 2014 chose to make a statutory maintenance arrangement following contact with the Service; and how many children such statutory arrangements covered. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Sheila Gilmore more like this
uin 219095 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p /> <p>Information around different arrangement types is under development and while not included in this publication, once assured, it will be included in future releases of this publication.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T15:04:00.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T15:04:00.54Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3965
label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
171320
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change was in the number of (i) all households and (ii) working households in receipt of housing benefit in each English local authority area between April 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 219195 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p /> <p>Information on the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients in each English local authority since April 2010 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is, for those who do not receive Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or the guarantee element of Pension Credit.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T10:55:43.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:55:43.267Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
172619
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Correspondence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff worked on his Department's ministerial correspondence in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Cathy Jamieson more like this
uin 220136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
answer text <p /> <p>Many staff across the Department spend a proportion of their time working on ministerial correspondence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-12T12:18:25.98Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T12:18:25.98Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
4011
label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this